Judging from previous world cups, we can guess bowlers from which teams will shine bright this world cup. Sri Lankan and Pakistani bowlers have always been the favorites among cricket experts. To say who will take most wickets this tournament, we have to look at a few things. First of all, we need to see that the format is different now.
Previously, strong bowlers did well against some weaker or newer teams but in this tournament, round robin format will be used so bowlers will bowl against all teams. This would give them an opportunity to score more wickets but it would also mean that they have to bowl against strong batsmen and teams.
Secondly, we have to look at the bowling strength of any team. Some teams have a lot of good bowlers while others only have one or two. If a team only has one good bowler, he is more likely to get more wickets since other bowlers are average. However, if a team has more good bowlers, the wickets will be shared and no bowler might get the chance to be the highest wicket-taker.
It is likely that bowlers that bowl during death overs will take more wickets because this is when the batsmen start to play risky shots. A few bowlers who are popular right now are Hasan Ali, Trent Boult, Jusprit Bumrah and Rashid Khan.
Will the Pitch Affect Wicket Taking?
As far as the pitches are concerned, England has favorable pitches. However, in the past few years, we have seen that the pitches are mostly flat during ODIs. This means that wrist spinners will have an advantage over other bowlers on such fields. Let’s see which bowlers takes home the title of highest wicket taker of 2019 world cup.